Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your ‘budget’ telephoto but can’t stretch to a fully professional lens, there are some smart mid-range options to be had. We test 8 top optics to find out which is the best telephoto lens for your money.

How to get sharp photos when using a telephoto lens

How to get sharp photos when using a telephoto lens

In this tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to achieve sharp photos when shooting with a telephoto lens.

Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

Getting stability and freedom of movement when using large, heavy lenses is paramount. In our latest group test we’ve taken six of the top gimbal heads and alternatives on the market to find out which offers the best stability.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x costs a small fortune, but look at all you get for 12 grand. Find out how we rate it in our Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS review

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how extending the reach of your photography with a telephoto lens can help 
you capture scenes that are beyond the scope of other optics.

Free Cheat Sheet: what your camera captures at every lens’ focal length

Cheat Sheet Friday: how much your camera captures at every lens' focal length

Knowing how much of your scene you can capture at each lens’ focal length is a conundrum every photographer has come up against.

In our latest photography cheat sheet we aimed to illustrate some of the differences a different lens focal length can have both in terms of how your image looks and how much of your scene your camera is able to include.

Pro Secrets: how to use a telephoto lens for awesome landscapes

The secret to shooting telephoto landscapes

When you’re shooting landscape photography, the temptation is to reach for a wide-angle lens and try to include everything that your eye can see. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but for a more intimate view of the scenery you can add impact to your images by learning how to use a telephoto lens to pick out key features within the bigger picture.

Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR monster super-telephoto announced

Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR monster super-telephoto lens announced

Nikon is to unveil its a new monster to its lens line-up. The Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 will be the longest focal length in its current range of optic – an honour currently held by its AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR.

9 things to know about using a super-telephoto lens

9 things to know about using super-telephoto lenses

There’s a lot to think about when you’re shooting with a super-telephoto lens. We we round up 9 key points you should remember the next time you go out to shoot with a super-telephoto lens.

How different types of lenses ‘see’ the world

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There are many different types of lenses available to photographers, as we all know, and the type of lens you choose to fit on your SLR will determine how your end results will look. The main consideration is focal length. Focal length is the distance between the optical centre of a lens and the sensor,… Continue reading